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Dr. Murad’s Tips For National Nutrition Month!

Eating Yourself to A More Youthful You

Making Smarter Choices with Dr. Murad’s Pitcher of Health

How many times have you been told “you are what you eat”? It’s an adage you’ve probably heard more times than you can count – and for good reason. Your external beauty is a direct reflection of internal health. Noticing excessive breakouts or loss of elasticity? Or perhaps your skin just looks a little lackluster? You may be experiencing hormonal fluctuations or missing some integral nutrients. The truth is, there is a fundamental relationship between what goes into your body and your outward appearance. If you want to be beautiful you must eat beautifully; meaning you must feed yourself to nourish your physical and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Howard Murad, FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc. tells us how we can achieve that enviable glowing skin from within by achieving emotional satisfaction, ensuring a proper diet and, most importantly, eating our water.

“Most women understand that applying the right topical products is essential to achieve a radiant and glowing complexion,” explains Dr. Murad. “But what they don’t realize is that what they are eating has a profound effect on their overall appearance, as well. When you feed your body the nutrients it needs to function, it helps you to feel better and when you feel better, you look better. It is a continuous cycle.”

Dr. Murad refers to this holistic and comprehensive approach as Inclusive Health; healing cellular restoration through a three-pronged method of wellness; Looking Better through topical care, Feeling Better through internal care (what you eat and the supplements you take) and Living Better through emotional care and stress management.

To help people make smart food choices, Dr. Murad created the Pitcher of Health. This easy to understand visual guide, provides a roadmap to maximum skin and body rejuvenation that, unlike a deprivation-based diet, is designed to encourage people to eat more of the foods that will aid the body in building strong, water-tight cells.

* Fruits and Vegetables (3 to 4 servings): Raw fruits and vegetables are the best source of structured water and fiber, and provide a range of macro and micro nutrients that are nature’s most powerful antioxidants.

* Whole grains (4 to 8 servings): The best source of complex carbohydrates, whole grains provide the body with long lasting energy and contain fiber, minerals and vitamins.

* Protein (4 to 6 servings): Healthy protein supplies the body with the amino acids needed for cellular renewal that keeps all organs and systems functioning at an optimal level. Enjoy embryonic foods like eggs, beans and seeds; these foods contain all the building blocks for regeneration and will flood your body with vital nutrients to make all your cells healthier.

* Fats (3 to 4 servings): All fats are not created equal. “Healthy” fats are unsaturated, such as Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 found in fatty fish like black cod and salmon, flaxseed oil, extra-virgin olive oil, canola oil, natural-style nut butters, and nuts. These “good” fats keep your body hydrated, supple, youthful and healthy.

* Supplements: Even the healthiest diet cannot provide the body with everything it needs. Supplements ensure optimal nutrition.

* Eat Your Water: Proper hydration is vital to the health of your cells, and without healthy cells, your health and appearance will adversely deteriorate. Contrary to the eight-glass-a-day myth, sticking to a healthy, vegetable based diet will keep the body well hydrated, minimizing the amount of drinking water needed. Dr. Murad calls this eating your water (yes, you read that right). Oftentimes, you lose valuable nutrients

when the body is flushed with too much water and just find yourself running to the bathroom every 5 minutes. “If you eat your water, you won’t need to count your glasses,” Dr. Murad recommends. “Replace at least one glass of water a day with one serving of raw fruits or vegetables; you will be able to stay hydrated significantly longer. Eating foods that are rich in structured water, especially raw fruits and vegetables, will not only help your body hold onto water longer, you’ll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients.”

Fueling your body according to Dr. Murad’s Pitcher of Health is essential to keeping it performing at optimal levels of health. However, it’s also important to allow yourself the indulgences your body craves by treating yourself to what isn’t on the Pitcher of Health. “I always advise my patients to eat the water-rich foods their bodies need, but I also tell them to enforce the 80/20 rule,” Dr. Murad explains. “Eat according to the Pitcher of Health 80% of the time, and enjoy the treats they love no more than 20% of the time. I always say, before there was medicine, there was food and before there was food, there was chocolate!”

About Murad

Dr. Howard Murad is a Board-certified Dermatologist and Trained Pharmacist who has channeled his unique expertise and exceptional depth of experience into innovative skincare formulas and a breakthrough approach to care called Inclusive Health®. Since 1989, his Murad Skincare brand has introduced millions to the transformative power of Inclusive Health. Today Murad is more than a brand; it’s a lifestyle that allows people all over the world to look and feel Better Every Day®.


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Murad Gets Hollywood Ready for the Oscars

With the Oscars just three days away, all celebrities are gearing up to have all eyes on them – dressed to perfection and dazzling the paparazzi on the red carpet. It’s a time when stars shine their brightest (and they certainly make it seem effortless) by putting their best face forward. But under all the fabric, jewels and makeup, what really makes them shine? Their skincare!

We’re spilling the details on which award nominees, makeup artists and stylists rely on Murad to get red carpet ready. Check it out here:

Emily Blunt, Golden Globe Award Winner: Emily Blunt has certainly caught Hollywood’s eye and her red carpet appearances are just as captivating as her film performances. One of her favorite products, Murad’s Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, works to restore suppleness, soften lines and provide essential sun protection to keep skin looking flawless. ($49)

Jessica Lange, Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner: Jessica Lange is a classic Hollywood beauty knows what it takes to be camera ready, and that includes prepping with Murad’s Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté. It increases firmness to restore a more youthful smoothness and even tone. ($55)

Rachel Zoe, Celebrity Stylist: Rachel Zoe is known for creating some of best looks seen on the red carpet, including for her Oscar-nominated client Anne Hathaway. She definitely knows the importance of looking your best, which includes having healthy and hydrated skin. No wonder she keeps Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture in her own beauty bag! ($65)

Nadine Velazquez, Actress: Nadine Velazquez, actress in the Oscar nominated film Flight, visits the Murad Inclusive Health Spa when she wants to pamper herself and her skin. It’s the perfect way to relax before any big event!

Ande Yung, Makeup Artist: Makeup artist Ande Yung, who works on the Golden Globe nominated series Boardwalk Empire, understands the importance of youthful skin. She says Murad’s “Time Release Retinol Concentrate has my official seal of approval.” ($65)

Another product celebrities are clamoring for is Murad’s new Rapid Collagen Infusion, a fast acting, multi-tasking formula that fights wrinkles and loss of resilience by promoting collagen and elastin production while maintaining healthy hydration levels in the skin. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 2 hours. ($78)

Review: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion.

A very quick acting formula I was able to see results from Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion the first day I used it. Within a  few  hours of application my skin appeared softer and more supple the most noticeable results around my eyes. Any little lines are plumped up and barely visible it has also visibly brightened my skin. Excellent results and even with sensitive skin I have had no irritation issues. Another great Murad product that lives up to its claims!

Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion 
We’re losing about 1% of our collagen every year starting at age twenty – a staggering statistic! Collagen is one of the most important components in the human body, and is responsible for the strength, flexibility and elasticity of the skin, so the more collagen we lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear. Dr. Murad’s has once again proven himself a true innovator with his latest collagen-boosting treatment, Rapid Collagen Infusion.

Rapid Collagen Infusion is a youth building formula that infuses the skin with a unique botanical complex that encourages the skin’s own collagen production while helping maintain healthy hydration levels to plump skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, providing not only long term benefits, but also the instant gratification of an immediate plumping effect – it is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 2 hours!

How it works:

  • Collagen Support Complex boosts skin’s resilience and plumps dehydrated skin to reduce wrinkle depth appearance
  • Winged Kelp smoothes skin by fostering natural collagen and elastin
  • Cellular Hydro-Lock® with Apple and Lentil Seed Extracts plumps skin and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles

Rapid Collagen Infusion also features Murad’s newest technology, RepleniCell®, a hydration technology that utilizes a proprietary blend of complex ingredients to pre-treat the water phase of most Murad formulations that helps skin with attracting water, binding water within the skin’s surface and strengthening skin’s barrier to help it retain water.

Rapid Collagen Infusion (1.0 FL. OZ., $78.00) is available on, at Sephora, Ulta and leading salon and spa locations nationwide.

Quench Your Skin This Winter with Murad!

It’s no secret that winter is rough on your skin. It’s important (especially during the winter months) to look for products that include antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydrators to support and enhance the skin’s barrier function and protect cells from environmental damage and dehydration. And let’s not forget to use sunscreen in the colder months – the sun is just as harmful as in the summer!

Luckily, Murad has an army of super hydrating and protective topical solutions that will leave your skin quenched and hydrated during those harsh months that seem to never end:


I love this mask it goes on a little unassuming it resembles a regular face cream. Its easy to apply and there is absolutely zero irritation. The best part is how much firmer and refreshed my skin looks after using this. I use it on my face and neck and love how much firmer my skin has become.

Age-Diffusing Firming Mask is a rich, at-home skin firming booster that targets dull, dry, lackluster skin by delivering essential moisture. This formula enhances skin elasticity and promotes instant firming to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to improve overall skin health.

Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Moisture cream is pure decadence. My sensitive, combo skin can freak out in the winter with the cold,dry air it seems to have multiple personalities. I have been using this every night and I don’t have any problems with dryness and it doesn’t clog my skin. Finally an intense moisturizing product that doesn’t make me breakout and leaves my skin looking and feeling smoother and hydrated.

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture is an uber-rich, skin-quenching formula that instantly relieves dry, dehydrated skin while locking in optimal moisture levels for 8 hours to restore youthful resilience and tone. Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils enhance skin’s ability to retain maximum levels of hydration.

This is on the spendy side but a tiny bit of product goes a long way. On top of protecting my skin from potential sun damage it leaves my face so soft and works as a great base before makeup. I love how great my skin feels after using Essential C.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA +++ protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while powerful antioxidants fortify skin to make it more resistant to free radical damage. Murad’s patented Skin Repair System helps reverse existing environmental damage while Vitamin C encourages collagen synthesis and improves clarity. Emollient conditioners leave skin healthy and hydrated.